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Juan Vazquez

Digital Engagement Facilitator

Juan is responsible for digital audience engagement and digital strategies for WXXI News. He also fills in for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

As a life-long Western New Yorker, Juan has had extensive experience in broadcasting, audience engagement, and promotion.

Juan was Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara where he developed project and event management experience, budget creation and monitoring, and fundraising/sponsorship planning and solicitation and serving as a representative on the Binational Economic Developers Association.   

Juan's broadcasting experience includes stints at his hometown of Dunkirk, NY along with Batavia, NY where he handled morning shows, news reporting, operations, and sports play-by-play.  Juan has a B.S. in Communications from the SUNY Fredonia and an M.B.A. from SUNY Empire State.

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County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo plans to be in Albany on Monday to urge the state Senate to reject a bill that would allow immigrants to obtain a driver's license, and she’s urging County Clerk Adam Bello to join her.

Dinolfo, a Republican, sent a letter to Bello -- her Democratic challenger in this year’s election -- to join her in Albany to express his concerns to state senators about the bill, known as the Green Light Driver's License Bill. The state Assembly already passed the bill.

Find out how a childhood experience spurred a local woman to find solutions to age-old problems far away from Rochester. Plus, providing dignity for Rochester’s indigent community after death.

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Three dollars a gallon.

That's the gas price where AAA of Western and Central New York says consumers start to make lifestyle changes regarding driving. But thanks to efficient refinery operations and cheap crude oil prices, we shouldn’t see $3-a-gallon gas here this summer.

Lindsay Kensy from AAA said the auto club believes we’ve already seen the highest gas prices we’ll see this year -- on Memorial Day weekend -- but a disruption to either refineries or crude oil prices could cause an increase at the pumps.

A former RIT employee is suing the school, saying she was sexually harassed by her boss.

Spectrum News reports that Lisa Ireland, a former fundraiser for RIT, claims her former boss, Kim Slusser, made repeated sexual comments about Ireland’s body and also made comments about her husband. Slusser was Associate Vice President in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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The University of Rochester has hired a vice president who will have a focus on equity and inclusion to address what the interim president calls the university’s challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Starting July 1, Mercedes Ramírez Fernández will be the university’s first vice president for equity and inclusion. She will lead the university’s new Office of Equity and Inclusion, which will create a diversity strategic plan and look for ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at UR.

Special coverage of Robert Mueller's remarks begins at 11 a.m.

In this WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman takes a look at the economic impact of the upcoming KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill County Club. Plus, plans are moving along for a large hemp-production facility near Binghamton, and Wegmans opens up store number 99 in Virginia Beach.

(AP) State lawmakers in Albany are pushing for legislation that would require statewide elected officials in New York - including the president of the United States - to disclose their state income tax returns.

Assemblyman David Buchwald, of Westchester, and Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, have introduced a measure known as the NY TRUTH Act, and they're holding a rally at noon Monday at the state Capitol to talk about their effort.

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Gas prices took a jump over the past week, and AAA of Western and Central New York says we may continue to see prices rise.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Rochester region rose to $2.75 a gallon, a six cent jump over last week, and a penny less than the state average.

Data breach at DePaul

Apr 1, 2019

DePaul announced Monday that the organization experienced a data breach on Feb. 1.

The breach was described as a phishing scam targeted to a single employee's email account. DePaul says that it’s reviewed more 41,000 emails and believe that a vast majority of the emails don't contain medical or psychiatric information. A small percentage did contain information like first and last names, dates of birth, or Social Security numbers.

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